Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Brabus Black Star 101

2006 Brabus Black Star 101
Brabus Press Release

Brabus Black Star 101Brabus now offers an especially sporty model based on the smart fortwo convertible. The black-painted special smart model with exclusive Brabus equipment and a maximum power output of 74kW is available for EUR€34,900 (Approx AUD$56,600). Only 101 consecutively numbered cars will be built.

The three-cylinder turbocharged engine has proven its mettle in the smart Brabus roadster and delivers an identical 74kW at 5,250rpm in the Brabus Black Star 101. Moreover it produces its peak torque of 130Nm on a wide plateau between 2,500 and 5,300rpm. The sprint from 0-100km/h takes just 11.2 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 160km/h.

In everyday driving the 74kW Brabus engine not only delivers sporty acceleration but also especially strong pulling power from low engine speeds.

Just like in Formula 1 racing the six speeds of the sequential transmission of the Brabus Black Star 101 are selected via shift paddles on the Brabus sport steering wheel with a diameter of just 34 centimetres. The standard shifter between the seats remains fully functional.

Brabus Black Star 101In addition the Brabus Black Star 101 comes with especially exclusive equipment: The climate control system, the radio and navigation system are accompanied by numerous exclusive Brabus accessories.

The Brabus Black Star 101 shines with immersion-polished extra-wide Brabus Monoblock VI light-alloy wheels in sizes 5.5Jx16 in front and 8Jx17 on the rear axle. Specifically matched to these wheels are the Yokohama tires is sizes 175/50 R 16 on the front axle and 225/35 R 17, which are housed on the rear axle underneath Brabus widestar fenders.

For sporty yet comfortable handling the Brabus Black Star 101 is further fitted with a Brabus sport suspension that is calibrated to the wide track. The new springing/damper settings and the wide tires offer a sporty yet comfortable handling with large safety reserves.

The appearance of the Brabus Black Star 101 is further dominated by the Brabus front spoiler painted in body colour, Brabus side flaps on the sills and the Brabus stainless-steel rear melding with two chromed tailpipes protruding from the center. The stainless-steel sport exhaust system has been custom developed for the Brabus Black Star 101.

The exclusive convertible's fascination is further enhanced by an exclusive black leather interior, and other interior highlights such as instrument bezels, dashboard melding, turn signal lever and door handles, all colour-coordinated with the car's exterior colour. The sporty touch of the Brabus Black Star 101 in the cockpit is further emphasized by foot pedals, shifter and emergency brake handle made from aluminium.

The consecutively numbered Brabus Black Star 101 plaques document the special model's exclusivity.

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